Anthropology Major Requirements

Four Core Required Courses

The introductory course may be taken at another university. All other core courses must be taken at Georgetown.

  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Doing Anthropological Fieldwork
  • The Ethnographic Imagination
  • Anthropological Theory


Majors are required to take six anthropology electives, at least half of them at Georgetown (courses taught by anthropologists in other GU departments are accepted as anthropology electives). Three electives may be taken during study abroad.

  • African Cultures in the Americas
  • African Culture and Foreign Policy
  • Anthropological Perspectives on Gender
  • The Anthropology of the Arab World
  • Anthropology Through Film
  • Anthropology and the Historical Imagination
  • Anthropology and Social Engagement
  • Anthropology of Work in the New Economy
  • Autoethnography: Subaltern Writings on Latin American Culture
  • Bodies of Globalization
  • Class and Culture in America
  • Class, Culture, and Power in America
  • Class, Culture, and Race in America
  • Consuming Drug Foods: Chocolate, Sugar and Coffee
  • Culture and Globalization
  • Developmental and Applied Anthropology
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • The Ethnography of Modernity in Latin America
  • Europe in the Anthropological Imagination
  • Issues in Post-Soviet Society
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Migration, Islam and Transnational Cultures in Europe
  • Multiculturalism and Urban Life in Australia
  • On the Move: Transnational Migration
  • Peoples and Cultures of Africa
  • Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
  • The Political Anthropology of the Russian Federation
  • Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Popular Culture in the Arab World
  • Post-Soviet Peoples and Cultures: Asia
  • Post Soviet Peoples and Cultures: Europe
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
  • Religion, Identity, and Social Change
  • Topics in the Anthropology of France
  • Urban Anthropology: Culture of the City
  • War Ethnography
  • Women and Gender in the Arab World
  • Women, Work, and the Globalized Economy

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